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Yesenia Robles

Reporter, Chalkbeat Colorado

Yesenia Robles is Chalkbeat Colorado’s Suburban Reporter looking at changes happening in Denver’s suburban school districts. Yesenia grew up in Denver, graduated from CU Boulder and is fluent in Spanish. She previously covered suburbs, education and breaking news for The Denver Post. You can reach her at yrobles@chalkbeat.org

Los líderes de los distritos de Denver, Jeffco y Aurora tuvieron en cuenta varios factores a la hora de decidir qué escuelas cerrar. Aquí veremos cómo cada distrito está manejando el cierre de escuelas.
As Colorado districts prepare to vote on school closures, Chalkbeat answered some common questions.
Advocates believe most school districts would participate and provide free school meals to all students.
The Denver school board will vote on Nov. 17. The Jeffco school board will vote on Nov. 10.
Although both bond measures and mill levy overrides can impact property taxes, they each have different purposes.
La propuesta FF permitiría que los distritos escolares de Colorado ofrecieran comidas escolares gratuitas a todos los estudiantes.
The ballot measure would allow Colorado school districts to opt in to receive money to offer free school meals for all.
Despite approving the charter school application in December, the district now blocked the school by rejecting the contract.
Far more Colorado students are enrolled in online schools than before the pandemic, but there isn’t much information about how these schools perform.
The state’s decision to restore accreditation doesn’t affect its order for reorganizing Adams 14.
Community members usually have weeks to review applicants for board member vacancies. This time, Adams 14 withheld names until the last minute.
These Jeffco parents have already been through a school closure. They have advice on how to help your child through the change. It starts with patience and an open ear.
Estos padres ya han experimentado un cierre escolar, y tienen consejos de cómo ayudar a tus hijos durante el cambio. Todo empieza con paciencia y estando dispuestos a escuchar.
A judge found that Adams 14 doesn’t have the authority to challenge the State Board’s directed action for reorganization.
By closing 16 elementary schools at the end of this school year, Jeffco hopes to offer better educational experiences at the remaining schools. The board votes in November.
In one example from two days of court testimony, Adams 14 described sponsors backing out for 16 international teachers who could have served the community’s Spanish-speaking students.
Aurora joined a handful of other districts where board members can soon receive pay.
As the future of DACA hangs in the balance, students keep up hope that they’ll be able to continue education.
Mientras el futuro de DACA es incierto, los estudiantes mantienen la esperanza de poder continuar sus estudios.
The Jeffco school board will hear closure recommendations on Aug. 25 and vote in November.
Elementary enrollment data published by Jeffco shows how declining enrollment is impacting the district.
Un análisis hecho por Chalkbeat muestra cómo la reducción en matrícula está impactando al distrito de Jeffco.
Districts have seen a drop in applications during the pandemic, but families will need them again this school year.
Este otoño se requerirá que los estudiantes tengan un formulario nuevo completado en el distrito escolar a fin de determinar si son elegibles para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido.